Certificate in Advanced iOS Application Development
Certificate in Advanced iOS Application Development
The explosive growth of mobile device computing has changed the way companies do business and the sheer volume of data now accessed by mobile devices has never been greater. Pace University has the most comprehensive and current programs found anywhere in the greater New York (NY) Metropolitan area.
Spring 2015 Course Schedule
Monday & Wednesday Evenings
February 2 - April 29, 2015
163 William Street, Mac Lab
New York, NY 10038
Tuition: $2,950 (includes all course materials) Course #:90762
This hands-on course delivers 60 hours of classroom instruction supplemented with outside class assignments and optional Mobile Device Computing Labs. This new program will extend the features of the iOS platform and include important frameworks and other new implementations of iOS including an introduction to iOS 8.
Optional / Supplemental Hours:
Students registered in the iOS / iPhone Application Development program will also have access to our Mobile Device Computing Lab. The Mobile Device Computing Lab will be open to all mobile students to work collaboratively in groups or individually on homework assignments and class projects. The lab will also be staffed with an instructor to provide extra help with questions, homework assignments and projects. The lab will be available one Saturday per month or three times during the course.
There will be a number of hands-on exercises and class projects throughout the course. One main iPhone and / or iPad project of student’s choice with approval by the instructor will be required by the end of the course.
Participants will earn a Pace University Certificate of Completion.
The learning objectives of the iOS class are: to acquire the skill necessary to develop advanced iPhone (iPad) App’s incorporating the newest in advanced technologies offered in Apple’s iOS7 / iOS8 releases. There will be some discussions included about Apple's new programming language - SWIFT. At the end of the class, students will have completed a full featured application that can be submitted to the App store.
Main Project(s): There will be a number of hands-on exercises and class projects throughout the course. One main iPhone and / or iPad project of student’s choice will be required by the end of the course.
Who Should Enroll
Professional programmers / experienced programmers interested in learning how to build advanced iOS applications.
Prior iPhone / iOS Application Development experience is required. Students are expected to have completed at least one application prior to enrollment, or demonstrate that they have a solid foundation in iOS programming.
You need enough time in your schedule to attend classes, do the homework exercises, review materials and readings and work on projects. Students should plan on approximately two to three hours outside of class for each hour spent in class.
The Certificate in Advanced iOS Application Development class meets twice per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This is an instructor-led course and will also include WebEx recordings for playback and review.
Fall / Spring classes will meet - Monday and Wednesday evening: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (2.5 hours) Five hours per week for 12+ weeks. Classes will not meet on official Pace holidays.
Total iPhone classroom hours - 60 hours / 12+ weeks. This iPhone training / class meets in our downtown NY campus location in a brand new state of the art Mac lab computer facility.
Outline for Certificate in Advanced iOS Application Development
Weeks 1 and 2
Introduction to iOS Development with SWIFT for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Includes review of syntax, language features, working with SWIFT in XCode 6 and with Objective-C.
Advanced use of the Objective-C language. Best practice use of Properties, Accessors, Memory Management, Categories and Extensions, Protocols, etc.
Creating advanced and dynamic layouts using both XIB and Storyboard approaches. Effective Auto Layout in the User interface builder and coding auto layout approaches. Comparison study between auto layout and frames.
Using Animations to make your App transition, move, and bounce using UIView and CALayer. Includes Auto Layout Animations and Custom Transitions.
Adding advanced layered touch support to views. Adding Gesture Recognizers. Overview of the Responding Chain. Drawing directly on Views.
Week 7 and 8
Advanced UIScrollView usage, Advanced UITableView and UICollectionView usage.
Concurrency using Blocks; NSOperationQueue and NSOperation; Advanced Concurrency programming utilizing GCD and Threads. Using Timers and Run Loops.
Week 10 and 11
Network Communication (AFNetworking) and RESTful APIs (JSON and Regular Expression). Using the manager - MVCS model approach. Advanced CoreData with advanced schema and structures.
Bluetooth LE programming. Advanced Debugging and Error Handling. Assertions and Exceptions. Usage of Instruments in your Development.
Classes will involve the creation of several advanced designs using real-world Adobe Photoshop PSD layered design files. It is required students are experienced in XCode 5, iOS Simulators, Provisioning and running on devices.